Gary Dell'Abate

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments

The guys at S&V asked me to put together my holiday wish list. So, in no particular order, here goes:

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments

The first thing I noticed about the new Blackberry Bold ($300 with a 2-year AT&T contract and rebate; blackberry.com, att.com) when I took it out of the box was how good-looking it is.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Nov 23, 2010 0 comments

The iPhone has clearly infiltrated our culture. Its owners are rabidly loyal, and they’ll tell you that every other phone is inferior to theirs. Alas, the many people out there still devoted to BlackBerry can only look longingly at the iPhone, wishing for some of those cool features that Apple has become famous for.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Nov 10, 2009 0 comments

I've often heard people who claim to be experts in the A/V business sing the praises of calibrating your TV. Me, I've always been skeptical. Why would I need to adjust something I just paid a ton of money for that's brand new? Isn't that like asking me to take in my factory delivered Porsche for a tune-up before I even put a mile on it? Why would I need that?

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Sep 09, 2010 0 comments

Sony calls the Dash a “personal Internet viewer,” but I’m not sure that’s a fully accurate description. Truth be told, I’m not sure exactly how to describe this device since it does so many things: It can serve as your alarm clock, you can watch movies on it, peruse one of 1,500-plus widgets, watch Netflix and YouTube. . . the list goes on and on.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments

I have seen the future of wireless memory cards for digital cameras, and its name is EYE-FI. Okay, maybe that's a little over the top, but this is truly a step forward for anyone who uses a digital camera.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Jun 27, 2008 0 comments

I spend a lot of time playing with and reviewing cool gadgets that appeal to my taste and yours, so it's not often I get my mitts on something fun that I think your kids will enjoy. Enter the EYECLOPS Bionic Eye from JAKKS Pacific ($50; EyeClops.com).

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments

I usually get the gadget I review for this column about 3 to 4 weeks before I have to write it up. That's a relatively short time to really get to know a product, so I like to live with some of them beyond the deadline. Here are a few things that have truly stood the test of time.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments

The dictionary defines a gadget as "a sometimes small electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty." Well, I'm here to tell you that the creators of the CHUMBY ($180; chumby.com) have honored the spirit of that definition.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Oct 11, 2007 0 comments

I remember the first video camera I bought back in the '80s. It was about 2 feet long, I had to perch it on my shoulder, and it shot grainy VHS footage. Suffice it to say that consumer camcorders have come a very long way since then. The HITACHI DZHS500A DVD/HDD hybrid camcorder ($600, hitachi.us/tv) is an amazing little unit, even in the current flooded market.

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